The 150th Bombardier Global 7500 business jet has been delivered to an undisclosed customer. The company's ultra long-range programme has transformed business aviation with its refined design, unsurpassed performance and outstanding technological advancements.
Since its entry into service in December 2018, the Global 7500 has proven to be the highest-performing business aircraft, boasting a fleet dispatch reliability of more than 99.8 per cent. Global 7500 aircraft have also recently flown 20 speed record missions on a number of key routes, further showcasing its impressive performance attributes. These accomplishments build on earlier speed and distance records, including an 8,225nm flight in October 2019 from Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan, the longest flight recorded in business aviation.
“Our team is truly proud of and excited about the success of the Global 7500 aircraft programme reaching its 150th-built aircraft. It is the undisputed leader in business aviation today that has garnered top awards since its smooth entry into service in 2018,” says president and CEO Éric Martel. “The Global 7500 aircraft is the largest ultra long-range business aircraft in the skies, and its continued success is a testament to the efforts of our incredibly talented teams that build these amazing aircraft. Our continued success is absolutely related to their unrivalled dedication and commitment to excellence in everything they do.”
The Global 7500's advanced Smooth Flĕx Wing cuts down on drag, reduces fuel burn and lowers emissions, while offering notable short-field and high-speed performance.
Its spacious interior features four true living spaces, a full-size, superbly-equipped kitchen, a dedicated crew suite, the Nuage seat with the industry's first zero-gravity position and the nice Touch cabin management system. The aircraft's Soleil lighting system is aviation's first circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting technology fully integrated with the flight management system, and it introduces the revolutionary Dynamic Daylight Simulation feature that helps to combat jet lag. The Global 7500 aircraft is also the ultimate business tool, a reliable, highly functional office in the sky with its ultra-fast internet capabilities. Bombardier's Global 7500 fleet has flown more than 100,000 flight hours to date.
The aircraft has captured numerous industry awards for its engineering and design acumen. Top honours include: Robb Report's Best of the Best as Business Jet of the Year honour; Aviation Week's Grand Laureate Award for innovation and trailblazing aerospace achievement; a Red Dot Award for Product Design excellence; the International Yacht & Aviation Award for Seating Design (Nuage seat); and a Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Award for engineering excellence.
The attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft will be enhanced with the introduction of the Global 8000, with its range of 8,000nm and a top speed of Mach 0.94. It also features Bombardier's Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for the cleanest cabin air and the fastest fresh air replacement. Development is ongoing and the programme is progressing to plan. Additionally, for current Global 7500 operators, the performance enhancements on the Global 8000 will be retrofittable when the aircraft enters into service in 2025.